If you find yourself working late hours and still watching missed deadlines sail by, you either have an unrealistic workload or poor time management skills. If you’re like most people, it’s probably the latter. A study from Workfront found that just 39% of the average workday is spent on work, and you might recognize where the rest goes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 65 minutes to news websites, 44 minutes to social media, 40 minutes chatting with coworkers, and even 26 minutes searching for a new job are some of the most common time wasters out there.
The good news? You can earn that time back by managing your day more effectively.